Cardinals Fall at Scranton, 92-71

Cardinals Fall at Scranton, 92-71

WASHINGTON – The Catholic University of America men's basketball team suffered its first Landmark Conference loss of the season at Scranton on Saturday afternoon, 92-71. The Cardinals were without leading scorer and rebounder Jay Howard, but still got to the line 32 times in the game.

The Royals (12-5, 4-2 LC) shot 58-percent from the field, 53-percent from distance and 84-percen from the line and owned the points in the paint advantage, 38-18. Catholic (13-4, 5-1 LC) was held to 18-of-55 shots from the field as Scranton led from wire-to-wire.

The Cardinals faced an 18-point deficit at the half, 53-35, and though they were able to stay with Scranton in the second period, they could not close any closer. 

Sophomore Andre Mitchell led all Catholic scorer with 13 points as he went 5-of-6 from the. Both senior Louis Khouri and sophomore Jimmy Golaszewski tallied 10 points.

No Cardinal had more than three rebounds.

Scranton boasted two 20-point scorers in Ethan Danzig (26) and John Vitkus (22).

Catholic will look to get back on the winning track this Wednesday when the Cardinals host No. 14 Susquehanna, with first-place in the Landmark on the line.

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